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  1. I am aware. I read his post too fast; I was at work while replying. OP, for pm&r you're best off looking at CARMS data directly as lactic folly has suggested.
  2. Oh my goodness ha ha I misread and thought he was talking about psychiatry, not PM&R.
  3. I had no idea. From my understanding psych has always been uncompetitive. But I haven't done specific research OP. So listen to @gangliocytoma
  4. It's one of the LEAST competitive specialties. As for pros and cons, no idea. It all depends on what criteria you're looking for.
  5. Oops my apologies for the lack of clarity. What I meant is the opposite. It is harder to match at spots where you did your electives because they forget about you during ur gap/unmatched year? I was asking if this is one of the reasons that matching in subsequent cycles is harder; the institutions don't remember you too well compared to current year grads. Is this a possible reason?
  6. Yeah you're probably right. Maybe everyone I know just got "lucky" and got in lol Just a last word of advice before I disengage, perhaps maybe pursue a masters or PhD. Ucalgary gives significant preference to that. I've seen people with below 3.6 get in with a masters. Good luck on your application!
  7. @strawberryturtle501 sorry for the lack of clarity my friend. I meant that regardless of which major you choose, you'll be fine. The major won't make a real difference. Just pick any major that you find interesting and that you think you'll excel in. At the end of the day, your main goal should be to maximize your GPA in order to improve your chances of getting into medicine.
  8. Hmm that is quite interesting. Because I don't know anyone that took more than 3 attempts tbh with you. I'm not sure what accounts for this discrepancy between what you're saying and what I'm saying. What are your stats? Something about your application has to be weaker than the average applicant, just speaking from a statistics point of view.
  9. OP, I must disagree with @YesIcan55, if you are set on going for medicine than either major is acceptable. I'd probably choose music if you enjoy it, but just choose whatever you think you can do the best in. Getting into medicine is indeed difficult, but please do not overestimate the difficulty either. As long as you believe you can be competitive, you will have a pretty high chance of getting in within a couple of application cycles. Persistence and stamina is the key. From what I have seen, for the vast majority of cases, you can get in within a couple of attempts unless one part of your application is grossly weak or unless you're an extreme outlier with terrible luck.
  10. That reason makes sense. Are there any other reasons why going unmatching is bad? For example, with a subsequent attempt I imagine they might forget about you because it's been longer since you did electives at that place? Is this also a factor or can you just volunteer at places etc. to stay fresh in their minds? @Lactic Folly
  11. Thanks @Lactic Folly, I have given these links a read (except the queens one, I cant open that for some reason). I have actually seen a couple of these before as well. A lot of the information available online just tells you why people don't match, how reform can improve match rates, etc. I wish to gain more insight into a different topic. As mentioned in the first link: "Unfortunately, their chances of being successfully matched the following year are not optimistic either. Over the past three years, an average of 41% of prior–year CMGs failed to match, compared with only 3.5% of current–year CMGs." I wish to know the exact reasons for this statement above. Why does reapplying the subsequent year reduce your chances? I would logically assume that another year would allow one to improve an application (by doing more research for example) and therefore improve match success. Why is this not the case? Also, anyone who knows about this topic please feel free to chime in
  12. Hey ladies and gents. Long time viewer, but first time poster. I just started medical school a couple of months ago. Therefore, I am fairly unfamiliar with things that are outside of the realm of premed. I have read a lot of things along the lines of "I accepted my second choice, third choice, etc. specialty because It's better than not matching". I am wondering, what is the consequence of not matching to any specialty. For example, if you do not match to field X one year and it is your first choice, can you take an entire year to bump up your application and apply to same specialty next year? Besides the extra year, what is the disadvantageous of going unmatched? Does going unmatched somehow screw you up for the subsequent Carms cycle? Id greatly appreciate if someone would be able to clarify this for me. Thanks guys!
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